Annie Mae Brown was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on September 5, 1942 to Oliver Brown Sr. and Mary Alice Brown. She was the second eldest of six children.
Annie Mae confessed her life to Christ at a young age. She was baptized at Morning Star Baptist Church, where she served as the church pianist.
Annie Mae was raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she graduated from Rowan High School in 1960. Anne Mae studied accounting at Jackson State College in Jackson, Ms. and she also attended courses in Iowa.
Annie Mae moved to San Francisco in 1965. This is where she met and fell in love with Lonnie Garrison. In 1971, they married in Reno, NV.
Annie Mae was a devoted mother and wife; investing her life to family. She was the proud parent of two children, Bridgett Brown and Rene Garrison.
Annie Mae had a successful career as an Accountant with Pacific Bell. She retired in 1991 after dedicating 23 years of service.
Annie Mae was an excellent home maker. She was well known for her needle point creations. Most notable, she gave framed graduation portraits as gifts to family members. She was also an excellent cook and seamstress.
Annie Mae departed this life on September 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Oliver Brown, Sr. and Mary Alice Brown and Sister, Brenda Brown-McGee.
Annie Mae departed this life on September 13, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband: Lonnie Garrison; children: Bridgett Brown of San Francisco, CA and Rene Garrison of Tracy, CA. Brothers: Oliver Brown, Jr. of Orlando, FL and Douglas Brown of Oakland, CA. Sisters: Betty Brown-Barnett of Oakland, CA and Nell Brown-Boles of Hattiesburg, MS and a host of other family members and friends.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent those beautiful flowers that we saw sitting there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest word, as any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts we thank you so much for whatever part
The Garrison Family.
A Mother's Love
A Mother's love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.
By: Helen Steiner Rice
A Letter from Heaven
When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today;
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you;
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.
By: Alena Hakala Meadows